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Proceedings :: Artificial Life VII
The cultural evolution of syntactic constraints in phonologyPDF
Artificial Life VII, 2000
Abstract The paper reports on an experiment in which a group of autonomous agents self-organises through cultural evolution constraints on the combination of the individual sounds (phonemes) in their repertoires. We use a selectionist approach whereby a repertoire ...
Semiotic schemata: Selection units for linguistic cultural evolutionPDF
Artificial Life VII, 2000
Abstract Words, like genes, are replicators in competition to colonize our brains. Some, by luck or thanks to their intrinsic qualities, manage to spread in entire populations. In this paper we take the approach of cultural selectionism to study the emergence of ...